Kids from my hometown are selling $20 glasses of lemonade to help curb medical expenses for their classmate that had to get a liver transplant;
A first-grade Parkston class raised $6,570 at a lemonade stand for a classmate who received a liver transplant earlier this week.
He’s scheduled to be in the hospital for a couple months and the entire community came out to support the boy suffering from an unknown condition.
The going rate for a cup of lemonade was around $20 in Parkston Saturday, as first graders traded donations for drinks to benefit their classmate Landon Bueber.
The seven-year-old boy’s liver started failing around Labor Day weekend and doctors can’t seem to figure out why.
I think it is commendable what these kids are doing, but how pathetic is it that 7-year old kids have to open a lemonade stand to help a family pay for a transplant? If we would have implemented the single-payer system, this family would not have to worry about losing everything because their son suddenly has liver failure. I still shutter when I think about the amount of money our healthcare industry takes in – while 7-year old kids are selling lemonade in a gravel parking lot.